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LIFE WITH RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS

RA – Rheumatoid Arthritis-The Many Effects It Has On Our Lives

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PAIN, FATIGUE, ISOLATION, MEDICATION, DEPRESSION, DISABILITIES, GUILT

Rheumatoid Arthritis effects our lives in many, many ways.  In ways that people question, ignore or criticize. Though there are some who stick by us through our journey which is filled with struggles that we face daily and for that we are grateful.  This is a disease that will swallow us up if we give up the fight and give in to it as it takes it toll on us.  What are our struggles? Continue reading “RA – Rheumatoid Arthritis-The Many Effects It Has On Our Lives”

RA – Rheumatoid Arthritis-Do You Feel Alone In Your Fight

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LONELINESS

You look in the mirror, you stare at yourself, you see the new you, not the person you use to be and you wonder will you ever see an ounce of that old you ever again.  Where has that person gone, where has Rheumatoid Arthritis taken you and some of those precious in your life.  Why do I feel so alone you think!!  Have they turned their backs on me? Why Does It Have To Be This Way!!  The words and thoughts of the lonely one. Continue reading “RA – Rheumatoid Arthritis-Do You Feel Alone In Your Fight”

RA – Rheumatoid Arthritis-Seeing It Through Our Eyes

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SEE WHAT WE SAY-SEE OUR TRUTHS

I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, a debilitating chronic disease.  You may or may not see it but if you can’t, don’t let my looks deceive you? What I may look like does not mean that’s how I may feel.  I am sick with a disease that you just may not be able to see from the outside but it is tearing me down from the inside.  So see what we say is our truths, look into the depths of our eyes and see all that we say we feel is real.  Take a look, tell me what you see!!!

When you look at me tell me, What Do You See:
Do I look okay
Do I look healthy
Do I look happy
Do I look lonely
Do I look sad
Do I look overwhelmed
Do I look confused; Continue reading “RA – Rheumatoid Arthritis-Seeing It Through Our Eyes”

RA – Rheumatoid Arthritis-The Anger Inside

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Angry, who are you angry at, have you thought much about that? Those that fail to understand your circumstances. ( Maybe angry is a little harsh in this instance). Are you angry that Rheumatoid Arthritis has come into your life and changed it forever?  How about sitting alone thinking about Rheumatoid Arthritis and how it has taken over your life while also realizing this is your cross to bear maybe with help or maybe alone.  Do you think about that a lot?  Do you sit and think how your life has become one that’s filled with pain, loneliness and uncertainty?  How do you handle it!  I myself thankfully blog, putting my thoughts in print for all of us.  You see what I’m feeling isn’t just about me, it is something that I’m sure all of you are feeling as well.  Are you as angry at this disease as I am for entering my life?  Anger that has built up over time just as it has changed our lives over time but it is something we cannot change and have to live with. Continue reading “RA – Rheumatoid Arthritis-The Anger Inside”

RA – Our Lives With Rheumatoid Arthritis-From Us To You

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RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS

My life is no longer my own, taken over by a terrible disease
Try listening to me, hear me and understand what I’m saying please;

You see what no one seems to understand “Rheumatoid Arthritis is really to blame”
For how my life has changed and No, I’m not the same;

Through the pain I hide my tears
Through the tears I hide my fears;

Through the fatigue I can barely stand
Still everyone looks at me with their demands:

I take medication that is suppose to ease all of this
But it surely seems something is still amiss:

Though many refuse to see my life is filled with tremendous pain
As I’m fighting as hard as I can just trying to maintain;

I’m tired, worn and ravished with emotions while still being so misunderstood
When all that I want is love, comfort, understanding, Please If Only You Could;

I just want a life that I can live, one that isn’t so hard to bear
So if you were with me and by me it would show me just how much you really do care;

Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis is so unpredictable and so unforgiving
Even through all of this, my life is still truly worth living;

But one thing I know for sure, RA is a disease that will never end
It will drive our lives through hopeless times trying its best to win;

My hope is that someday everyone will come to know
Just how hard this disease is for me and it won’t let me go;

I’m only asking that you understand my suffering is real and true
And there is nothing in my life I’m changing to make my Truths more interesting to you;

Finally, To Rheumatoid Arthritis, I Hate you much more than my words can ever say
And my hope is that someday you will be gone and that’s totally and forever away!

Be Blessed.

photo credit: glady/pixabay.com

 

 

RA – Rheumatoid Arthritis-A Society Of Misunderstanding

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WE AREN’T DELICATE FLOWERS BUT WE NEED LOVING CARE

Understanding:  Sympathetically aware of other people’s feelings; tolerance, being sensitive of others needs, being kind, thoughtful, merciful and patient.  All of the things we need to help us through our struggles with and against Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Rheumatoid Arthritis, a disease that can be titled right under the words “misunderstanding/misunderstood simply because people think it is a disease that falls under a category that is much simpler than it actually is.  A disease by all standards so misunderstood and not what people believe it to be, “simply arthritis”. Continue reading “RA – Rheumatoid Arthritis-A Society Of Misunderstanding”

RA -Rheumatoid Arthritis-Our Medication Dilemma

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Do you depend on DMARDS and Biologics to control your Rheumatoid Arthritis?  I know this method is not for everyone but for those of us who depend on these methods have you ever wondered what would happen if there would come a time when there wasn’t a medication left for you to try in aiding you in your fight with Rheumatoid Arthritis and has that thought made you worry what you would do if that possibility comes? If it does, have you thought about what would be your next step in helping you along the way?  This is a thought that I have pondered!!!  For those of us who maybe facing this reality, where do we go from here!!! This is something that I’ve thought about and thought I would share my thoughts with you. Continue reading “RA -Rheumatoid Arthritis-Our Medication Dilemma”

RA – Rheumatoid Arthritis-Fighting Fatigue

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FIGHTING THROUGH THE FATIGUE

Are you feeling listless, worn out, foggy brain, unbalanced and extremely tired?  You’re not alone, welcome to a life plagued with fatigue.  Another harsh effect of having Rheumatoid Arthritis but something many just don’t seem to realize come along with this disease!  Fatigue for us is more than a yawn and a nap! Continue reading “RA – Rheumatoid Arthritis-Fighting Fatigue”

RA – Rheumatoid Arthritis-Our Fears Of The Unknown

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Do you fear your life with Rheumatoid Arthritis and where having it can take you?  It not only hurts you physically, it hurts you mentally.  So much more than people can see.  Our unseen fears that try to consume us is the fear that starts to lurk without giving any notice.  I must be honest though, it does bother me every so often leaving me to wonder about things, that odd feeling or thing that I hadn’t noticed before.  But I find I push the fear quietly into the back of my mind not wanting to really think about it.  Not wanting to let it consume me.  Fear, leaves no rest for the mind.  Fear, to be afraid, an emotion that should not be allowed to crowd our minds. Continue reading “RA – Rheumatoid Arthritis-Our Fears Of The Unknown”

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